THE FLOWER OF EVIL (La Fleur du Mal) is a movie directed by Claude Chabrol in 2002. The picture was nominated for the Golden Bear of the Berlin Film Festival.
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The Charpin and the Vasseur families have had in the last 40 years a common history of tragic deaths, intermarriages and secret dramas. Now Anne Charpin-Vasseur is in the middle of an election campaign to be elected mayor of the town. While she's cheating on Gérard, her husband, with her colleague Thomas Chabrol, Gérard is also spending agreeable moments with the clients of his own pharmacy.
When an anonymous letter, describing the nauseous past of the Charpin-Vasseur family, is distributed to the voters, tensions become to grow between the members of the family. Anne prefers to close her eyes in order to devote herself completely to her election campaign. On the other hand, François and Michèle, Anne and Gérard's children of a precedent marriage, understand that they are not only cousins, they may also be half-brother and half-sister. Both prefer not to think about it and go on with their love affair.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler